Khotang, June 23: Diktel-Halesi road under the Mid-Hill Highway remains obstructed since the past week after the muddy road turned impassable due to potholes caused by incessant rains.
As a result, prices of essentials have been gone up while local people are forced to take pains to use the damaged road on foot to reach their respective destinations. Vehicular movement has come to a standstill following the road obstruction.
The contractor which got the contract to blacktop the road three years ago is said to be responsible for the situation as it deposited construction materials like soil and stones on the road leaving it to be scattered following rains, thus leading to the obstruction, said secretary of the Transport Entrepreneurs Association, Khotang Ram Hingmang.
He said that the concerned authority should do the needful in this regard. RSS